The Rajiv Rai Trilogy

Recently I’ve come across many trilogies by great directors, like the Color trilogy, death trilogy, some zombie trilogy, some vampire trilogy and there are many more which I’m unaware of. When we look for trilogies coming from India, the first one that comes to mind is the Apu trilogy. I am sure Shyam Benegal also…

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Inspired not 'Plagiarised'

Since time immemorial, the malaise of plagiarism is very prevalent in Indian Film Industry especially in Bollywood. We have more than often seen directors (read Sanjay Gupta, Mahesh Bhatt etc amongst others) stealing films frame by frame and passing off as their own.  However certain minor changes are made in the script. So that when…

Top 12 friendship songs of Bollywood

The bond of friendship has been one of the oft depicted bonds in Bollywood since time immemorial. From Jai and Veeru of Sholay to Akash , Sid and Sameer of Dil Chahta Hai , the depiction of friendship in Hindi cinema might have gone a radical change. Still it continues to be one of the…

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A Tribute To Sanjeev Kumar

More than two decades have passed since Sanjeev Kumar died, but his performances still remain fresh in my mind. He was undoubtedly one of the best actors Indian cinema has seen. But sadly, today he is mostly remembered mainly by way of the innumerable spoofs on his character of Thakur Baldev Singh from Sholay.

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Priyadarshan-The Run Machine of Indian Cinema

Recently we saw Priyadarshan return to Malayalam Cinema after ages with Oru Marubhoomi Kadha. While the movie was more of a rehash of many of his earlier films, what went unnoticed probably was that this was Priyan’s 80th release.This is indeed a commendable achievement because there aren’t too many directors with such a big tally…